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Animal Sanctuary hosts annual Monarch, Meadows & More event

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary is once again holding its annual Monarch, Meadows & More event Sunday.  The free event from noon to 3:30pm is a a one-of-a-kind pollinator party.  Participants will be able to do monarch tagging, meadow sweeping, insect discovery, pollinator arts and crafts, and backyard beekeeping.  The sanctuary has a new entrance, located at 8 Commerce Road in Newtown.  Founder Jenny Hubbard says it's critical now more than ever given the recent classification of the monarch butterfly as an endangered species. The sanctuary is committed to supporting and protecting the natural environment through education initiatives and land stewardship of its 34-acre property. 2021 marked the completion of the sanctuary’s three-year pollinator protection initiative which included the re-establishment of a 4-acre native meadow habitat, installation of a 12,000 square foot ecotype pollinator garden and creation of an apiary supporting approximately 500,000 bees.

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